To begin her special day, my husband made some delicious chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast- and the birthday girl got an "extra" birthday candle for her pancake. :)
After breakfast, we took the kids to The Nauticus in Norfolk. We were both pleasantly surprised that the kids loved it. I mean, we knew they would probably like going there because they love museums and it was something new...but they really LOVED it. Lydia was so excited about it and wants to go back again!
Hugs for the birthday girl!
We spent a good amount of time on "the Wisconsin"- an Iowa-class battleship. It was huge and the kids want to go back to explore more of it. This museum was recommended to us by a good friend, so if you live nearby, definitely check it out!
Ah, it was a beautiful day!!!
After the museum, we grabbed lunch and let Lydia pick out a book at a Barnes and Nobles nearby. She loves books and Peppa the Pig is one of her favorites, so it was no surprise when she grabbed a Peppa the Pig Easter book. ;)
After a little shopping, it was time to go home and do a little more celebrating!!
We decided to bust out the birthday cake before dinner- because why not?! It was a very special day and the birthday girl did not complain about that call.
One of the reasons she chose this particular cake was because it had 2 of her favorite colors- pink and purple. The flowers with confetti all sprinkled over the top helped seal the deal for her.
We skyped with family afterwards and let the kids play with the bubble maker that Lydia got as a gift. That was a hit and will be fun to have around in the summer too!
This girl danced, and danced, and danced so freely with the bubbles. It was SO fun to watch. She really loves to dance, that one! I could learn a move or two from her.
Baby girl, I want you to know that you are so well loved. The joy you have brought to our lives already is obvious! You are fearless and so carefree- I sometimes look at you and think "where did all that personality come from?" I certainly wish I could bottle some of it up for myself! Thank you for making each day brighter and livelier! Happy 4th birthday and here's to many, many more!!!
These last few shots were from our trip to Jamestown a few days ago. I love them because they show just how much of a helper you are along with your beautiful smile.
We are so grateful for you! I love you!!